Chris Barth

Passion-Pit-Gossamer
Reviews

Gossamer is a tortured beast, disguised in a crunchy candy shell.

Dirty-Projectors-Swing-Lo-Magellan
Reviews

Dirty Projectors’ astonishing seventh album Swing Lo Magellan, though not without its challenges, is the band’s most approachable album yet.

BEACH HOUSE
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Album Reviews

The dream pop duo has recorded an album that is spotless from start to finish, an unquestionably beautiful collection of songs. But man, does it sound familiar.

Death Grips
Album Reviews

It feels like something new and it should come with an “I Survived The Money Store” t-shirt.

ACOUSMATIC SORCERY
Album Reviews

Acousmatic Sorcery is less a collection of songs and more an experiment in sound-making, as if Willis Earl Beal walks to and fro, picking up instruments and figuring out how to use them make something like music.

BURIAL KINDRED
Album Reviews

Burial pins down the unsettling elements of everyday urban life — the anonymity, the disorienting movement, the shared loneliness — and communicates them, nearly wordlessly, in a way that makes them seem simultaneously familiar and foreboding

WZRD
Album Reviews

Kid Cudi is a better singer/guitarist than Lil Wayne.